Photoblogging Today’s Tea Party: Rhode Island’s Medical Taxes

The most substantive signs of the day came from a pair of nurses who turned out to protest the recent tax increase on medical expenses…

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One of the protesting nurses was kind enough to provide some additional detail…
I work at Toll Gate radiology, I schedule all the exams. There’s a 2% tax increase for all the patients that come in, they end up spending 2% and it kind of defeats the purpose. They end up paying a lot more to get testing that they need to have done. Even with their co-payments, they end up paying $125 more than they should have to go in for a CAT scan.

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ernie
ernie
12 years ago

this one is a real joke. cut medicare spending and many in health care jobs would be out of work.

Anthony
Anthony
12 years ago

The next time someone complains about healthcare and suggests “government-run” healthcare, remind them that the government already taxes them on their existing healthcare.

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